6.6 out of 10

Poncey-Highland

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Atlanta
33.7701124603105 -84.3560608389007
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Center of Fun and Pride"

Poncey-Highland is a small community locate in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. This small neighborhood has been around since at least 1930. This area is known for its historic buildings. The Old Ford Motor Company was located on the outskirts of this community.

Citizens in the Poncey-Highland community are proud to say that they play a major role in their neighborhood's development. They do this by promoting a self-government management style for the community and by getting active participation from the residents and the business community and private sector. This community helps make decisions that affects the community. The most common problems mentioned is traffic issues and the high cost of living.

The neighborhood's boundaries are Ponce de Leon Avenue to the north and Moreland Avenue to the east. The Freedom Park is the south boundary area and the west boundary stops at the CSX Railroad.The Poncey-Highland community is located in the middle of the city of Atlanta. The major highways in the area are the Stone Mountain Freeway, the Georgia 400, and Interstate 675.

When you visit Poncey-Highland, you will find out that there are many places to go and things to do for you and your family. Poncey-Highland is the home of the Jimmy Carter Center. Tourists can visit the Freedom Park which the largest public park in Atlanta. If you are ready to move here, there are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the area. There are over 60 businesses and 20 restaurants to serve your every need.
Pros
  • always something fun to do
  • Eclectic entertainment
Cons
  • Traffic
  • cost of living can get pricey
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Hipster approved"

Resident “Hipster” approved, Poncey-Highland is a hip neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta located between Inman Park and Virginia Highland. The area houses about 1800 hundred residents and real estate in the area seems to be on an upward trend. One thing I love about the Poncey Highland area, is that it is home of many historical landmarks in the city of Atlanta.

My favorites by far are the Clermont Lounge and Plaza Theater. The Plaza Theater features many non-commercial films by local and indie film makers. It’s a great place to catch the latest plays and film adaptations as well. The Clermont Lounge, is considered to be Atlanta’s freaky hidden gem. Part odd ball strip club and part dive bar, anything imaginable can go down at the lounge after 1 am. This place is an awesome night cap after bar hopping with friends. The dancers are nationally known and have served this establishment for decades! Character isn’t the only thing that’s been preserved over the years here. Drink prices remain extremely low compared to other clubs in the neighboring Virginia Highland areas.

As you can see, Ponce-Highland is a very lively area. This community is one of a handful of authentic metro Atlanta neighborhoods that still has its own character. This is a must visit!
Pros
  • always something fun to do
Cons
  • cost of living can get pricey
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"When you mix hipsters and yuppies, you don’t get hippies…"

...You, in fact, get Poncey-Highland. Anchored by a few city blocks between the well-known (and according to StreetAdvisor ratings, much adored) Virginia-Highland district and Inman Park, the neighborhood is named for the throbbing arteries of Highland Avenue and Ponce de Leon (that’s “duh-LEE-ahn,” not “dey-LEE-own” for you non-natives) that define the heart of this eclectic enclave.

Radiating from this intersection you’ll find hangouts popular with the fixed gear and creative facial hair crowd (Urban Outfitters, the Righteous Room and the Plaza Theater - an indie cinema where you can get $1 off your ticket by paying in cash - are shoulder-to-shoulder); as well as more conventionally inviting restaurants and businesses (Two Urban Licks, Eclipse di Sol, the ever-busy Publix Supermarket).

Apartment abodes are older, but largely in a charmingly chipped sort of way, as are the smatterings of single family homes. Everything of note is within walking distance, which is good because both Ponce and Highland have a tendency to crawl during peak hours, and stoplights are long and frequent.

Speaking of places of note, the neighborhood also lays claim to two Atlanta institutions – The Carter Center and the Clermont Lounge. Perhaps nowhere is the area’s split-personality appeal more apparent than in a comparison of these two beacons, located exactly one mile apart. One is a carefully landscaped campus tucked off of Freedom Parkway, where you can throw breadcrumbs to the ducks beneath a view of the skyline and learn about Georgia’s favorite President and humanitarian. The other is an intentionally seedy basement strip joint where you can throw dollar bills to some of Atlanta’s most unlikely and unforgettable peek-a-boo artists and learn creative new uses for PBR cans and Mardi Gras beads. Both, in their own ways, represent an enduring Georgia-grown legacy while paying due homage to beloved local personalities (who can resist Blondie’s can-crushing charms?) Which makes both equally perfect destinations for a Saturday in Poncey-Highland. Cheers!
Pros
  • Eclectic entertainment
Cons
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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